Participant profile: Marisol Farré

We land in Spain now to meet screenwriter Marisol Farré Brufau.

Marisol Farré

Marisol Farré

Marisol was born in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from University Autónoma of Madrid, and graduated with a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca, where she now works as a teacher in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Since 1995 she has combined university teaching with screenwriting on the following TV series: Canguros, Tres hijos para mi solo, Una de dos, Café con leche, ¿Se puede?, (produced by J. Frade P.C.), La Casa de los líos (Cartel S.A.), and A las once en casa (StarLine Productions).

Marisol is currently writing episodes of Cuéntame cómo pasó (Grupo Ganga Producciones), which has picked up numerous international awards: the 2008 Ninfa de Oro, at the International Montecarlo Festival; 2008 Best Cultural Program of the Year (ACE) Association of Latin entertainment critics of New York; 2006 Best Screenplay, Seoul Drama Awards;  2005, 2003 Finalist International Emmy Awards; National Awards: 2008, 2006, 2002, 2001 Best screenplay ATV (Academia de la Ciencias y de las Artes de la Televisión of Spain); 2003, 2002, Ondas awards.

In 2004 she was a jury member for the Ministry of Culture’s assessment of grants to screenwriters, and in 2007 she served as a jury member of the panels selecting Best New Screenwriter and Best Screenplay for the Malaga Festival.  Since 2000 she’s been a member of the Board of Management of Autores Literarios de Medios Audiovisuales (the Spanish Screenwriters Guild), and in 2006 became Vice-President of the organisation.

Marisol has also published ‘Billy Wilder, the art of telling stories through images’, in Nexos magazine, November 2006 and ‘Cuéntame cómo pasó … paso a paso’, a chapter in the book De los Serrano a Cuéntame (How TV series are developed in Spain), Arkadin, 2007.

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